J.T. Smith (he/him) is a Michif writer and filmmaker from Treaty 6 territory, the traditional homeland of the Métis. Born and raised in Lloydminster, he is a citizen of the Saskatchewan Métis Nation. In 2020, he graduated from the Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon, where he made his debut short film, Joyride. Since then he has been working on founding a Saskatoon-based film collective where people with and without disabilities tell stories together using the medium of film. He currently resides in Saskatoon with his wife and daughter.
Amid the engulfing winter skies and snow crusted prairie landscape of a small farming community, a young Métis woman struggles to reconnect with both her heritage and husband through the art of cooking. The Way to a Man’s Heart is a short film that explores themes of kinship, isolation, and hunger.
Sarah studied fine art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, majoring in Painting and Photography. Working seasonally in the forestry industry throughout the summer months, Sarah spends her winters producing bodies of work in both mediums. Her work has featured publically in Halifax, Hamilton, and Saskatoon. While managing to paint from home in Bradwell, Saskatchewan, her photography work is currently made possible by the generous support of a PAVED ARTS micro-grant, which facilitates access to a darkroom and film & photo printing.
With heartfelt gratitude Sarah is currently working on a photo series titled, For Richard Avedon, which, once completed, will show as a public exhibit in Saskatoon.